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With all the talk in the media lately about a certain actor who shall remain nameless [*cough-TomCruise-cough*], his controlling behavior toward his soon-to-be-ex-beard-wife, and his whack-job religious beliefs, I reflected on the fact that I've had zero interest in watching any of his movies in a very long time. (I would however, probably watch Risky Business if I should happen across it on cable TV.)

I started to wonder, how much is my disinterest in watching anything recent with that person or several others (John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Jon Voight, Kirk Cameron, etc.) created by my dislike of their beliefs and actions due to those beliefs?

So let me ask you, if you were to learn that an actor had said or done something you considered racist, homophobic, or bigoted in any way, or if you were to learn that he/she belonged to a religion that you have serious issues with because of it's actions, or perhaps he/she was throwing his/her support behind a politician who you felt was serious trouble, to what extent would that effect your desire to watch that actor?

Would you still enjoy watching him/her as an actor, or would you be unable to separate your dislike of the actor from the character he/she plays?

Would you decide whether to go see his/her latest movie based solely on whether it looks like a film you'd enjoy, or would you be reluctant to to go see his/her new movies because you don't want to contribute to box office totals and thus indirectly fund actions that you find bigoted, hateful, or harmful?

Would you be willing to watch old reruns of his/her movies or tv shows, but be unwilling to go see his/her new movies for the reason above?

Presumably, it might all depend upon how severe the harmful/hurtful things he/she has done are. So how bad would he/she have to be before it effects how you regard him/her?
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1. mysid
2. Mom
3. Fred (But only by my husband)

1. My spider earrings
2. My witch hat necklace
3. Black jeans

1. A bigger house
2. A self-cleaning house
3. A cursor that doesn't randomly jump to a different place in the text in the middle of typing

1. Someone reading this
2. Another person reading this
3. A third person reading this

1. Survived a hectic day at preschool
2. Attended my daughter's final cross country meet of the season
3. Read QaF fanfic

1. My mother-in-law
2. My husband
3. My boss

1. Have a Halloween parade at school
2. Get my house reappraised for tax purposes
3. Have hot wax applied to parts of my face, followed by unwanted hair being yanked out

1. Diet Dr. Pepper
2. Diet Coke
3. Hot chocolate

1. My daughter losing a homework paper that was due today, and rather than whining about it, simply redoing it before school
2. Getting chased by "scary ghosts" on the playground
3. My puppy sleeping on my feet while I type this
mysid: the name mysid on a black and white photo of two children with a tricycle (tricycle)

My result for The Commonly Confused Words Test...

English Genius

I scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 80% Expert!

For the complete Answer Key, visit:

Take The Commonly Confused Words Test at HelloQuizzy

Woo-hoo! Now I'll have to go read the answer key to learn what I missed.
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Life Order Meme (borrowed from [personal profile] thistlerose

Put this list in the order it occurred in your life:

Get married
Buy a house
Get Pregnant
Have baby #1
Have baby #2
Have baby #3
Have baby #4
Graduate college
Graduate high school
Meet significant other
Meet who you hoped was your significant other but wasn’t
Move out of parent’s house for good
Start college
Become gainfully employed
Buy a car
Get drunk for the first time
Get a cell phone
Get divorced

Read more... )
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1. I was born with clubbed feet. One was just a bit turned, and the other was quite severely turned--so much so that I wouldn't be able to walk today if they hadn't corrected it.

2. I was a cheerleader in high school--for only one year. I made the squad as a sophomore (that's age 15-ish for the non-Americans), but became disenchanted when I realized what pot-heads the rest of the squad was. I decided not to rejoin the following year.

3. My first fanfic fandom was Aquaman, which is quite surprising as (A) he's rather rubbish as far as superheros go, and (B) I'm not really into comic books.

OK, friends. Which is the lie?

Update:The answer is... )
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Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

21 Impressionist, 3 Islamic, 10 Ukiyo-e, -27 Cubist, -21 Abstract and 7 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

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Which Slashy Plot Cliche Are You?

Wow, your plots are actually pretty original...we're not sure we know how to make fun of you.
Take this quiz!

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Oh goody! I'm glad I'm not a cliche cliche; it's better to be unpredictable. Don't you agree?
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Which ancient language am I?: Akkadian

You scored

You are Akkadian, a blend of the incomprehensible symbols of the Sumerians with the unwritable sounds of the early Semitic peoples. However, the writing just doesn't suit the words and doesn't represent everything needed, so you end up a schizoid mess. Invented in Babylon, you're probably to blame for that tower story. However, crazy as you are, you're much loved and appreciated, and remain actively in use by records keepers long after schools have switched to other languages.

Link: The Which Ancient Language Are You Test written by imipak.

So, I'm schizoid, but I'm pretty, much-appreciated, and long-lasting. I'll take that.
mysid: the name mysid on a black and white photo of two children with a tricycle (Default)
Since I'm still stuck in bed (see previous post for nature of illness) and feeling bored:

Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...

They have to be real places, names, things...nothing made up!

Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same
1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

What is your name?

4 letter word: July

Vehicle: Jeep

Movie: Jane Eyre

TV Show: Just Shoot Me!

City: Jersey City

Girl Name: Julia

Boy Name: Julius

Alcoholic drink: Jersey Devil

Occupation: jeweler

Something you wear: jewelry

Celebrity: John Barrowman (Drool)

Something found in a bathroom: jewelry (What? I always take my jewelry off before I shower, and I tend to forget to put it back on. Thus, the bathroom is the first place I go to look for my jewelry.)

Reason for being late: jam (variety: traffic)

Cartoon Character: Jane Jetson

Something you shout: Jump!
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I took the "Commonly Confused Words Test," and was pleased to discover that I do not appear to have been confunded.

Your Score: English Genius

You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 100% Expert!

You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Link: The Commonly Confused Words Test written by shortredhead78 on OkCupid.

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[i'm firenze!]

...and which lesser Harry Potter character are you?

"You're so different from most humans that you're an entirely different species. Still, your beliefs are unusual even for beings of your sort - although concerned with the future and the stars, you're willing to defy standard practices for the common good."

This part is cool: "As of 11.04.02, this quiz had been taken 41,731 times. I can tell you with complete certainty that there are 12,143 Bill Weasleys, 9562 Ernie Macmillans, 8399 Parvati Patils, 7264 Dean Thomases, 714 Firenzes, and 3649 Ludo Bagmans wandering the Muggle world at this instant." Firenze is much less common than the others--that makes me unique-ish. It would have been weird to proclaim that I'm similar to Firenze for following the beat of a different drummer, and then tell me that there are thousands and thousands of "Firenzes."

I was just thinking, I did this meme because I saw that [ profile] kasche did it, and she did it because she saw that someone else did it, etc., shouldn't the fact that we're all sheep following the flock be automatically entered into our personality profile? "You are doing this quiz, therefore you automatically score high for being easily influenced."
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mysid is emotionally distant.
I bet no one's surprised that you never post your current mood. In fact, I bet most of your friends are so sick of you locking them out of your life that they hate you behind your back. Shame.
wanna know your lj's moodring color? enter your user name and hit the button. (discussion thread)

I "never post" my "current mood"? Well, forgive me if I think people should be able to figure out my mood by actually reading my posts. Emotionally distant--pfft.
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If I were a [feminine] gay man...
by 38886
Your name
Your Gay Man NameBilly
Your Gay Man OccupationAuthor of Gay Erotica
Your Stereotypical Gay Man TraitShopping
Your Gay Man Music of ChoiceTears for Fears
Your Gay Man Cause of DeathAIDS - typical

Apparently, if I were a masculine gay man, my name would be "Kyle," I'd be a trash collector who grunts during sex, and my cause of death--NONE!
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Stolen from [ profile] louve_mae

Step 1: Put your iPod or MP3 player on random.
Step 2: Post the first line(s) of the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song. (I'm only doing 10.)
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: NO CHEATING (that goes for the guesser, too!)

The List )

I had to do a 4b since 4a obviously doesn't give enough info.

The answers )
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You Passed 8th Grade Science

Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!
mysid: the name mysid on a black and white photo of two children with a tricycle (Default)
Well, with Mary Read, they got the gender right, but I don't think this description sounds much like me. I think the problem is, the quiz only assigns pirate captains as pirate identities, and I'm definitely more "crew" than "captain."

You scored as Mary Read. You are very unconventional, you defy the rules as often as you can and like to take as many risks as possible. You will probably end up living happily under a bridge somewhere laughing at all the unsavory deeds you once instigated.


Mary Read


Dread Pirate Roberts


Will Turner


Captain James T. Hook


Captain Jack Sparrow


Morgan Adams




Captain Barbosa


Long John Silvers


Black Beard


What kind of Pirate are you?
created with
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I've been reading the "8 things you don't know about me" memes that several of you have been doing. My first thought, "I don't even have eight interesting things about me." But since I've been very remiss about posting lately (I was away on vacation for a week, but I was remiss even before that) I decided to give it a try. No one has "tagged" me to do the meme, but what the hell.

My List )


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